[svlug] Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

David E. Weekly david at weekly.org
Tue Nov 4 12:46:15 PST 2003

This is not entirely correct and was actually rather misleading. Verging on
disingenuous. ;)

RedHat will not only continue to offer a consumer desktop solution, they're
improving their program. See http://fedora.redhat.com/


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim" <kim at linuxpuppy.net>
To: <svlug at lists.svlug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 1:23 PM
Subject: [svlug] Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/33760.html
> Red Hat yesterday unveiled its answer to the vexed question of what it
> do about its consumer line - dump it. This is not quite how CEO Matthew
> Szulik put it to The Register over lunch yesterday, nor indeed did he say
> flat out 'oh, by the way, we're shooting the Red Hat Linux distribution
> North Carolina wakes up, bye now,' but that is indeed what the company
> Red Hat maintenance and support for Red Hat linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0
> end as of 31st December 2003, and for Red Hat 9 as of 30th April 2004.
> Hat does not plan to release another product in the Red Hat Linux line,"
> the 'you're fired' email sent out to The Register's Red Hat Network
> yesterday. Red Hat Linux channels will remain open for six months after
> product's end of life date, but no new errata will be posted after EOL,
> no Red Hat Network support accounts could be bought or renewed as of
> yesterday. So it's very dead, very soon, and Red Hat is now about Red Hat
> Enterprise and... Fedora.
> And Novell is buying SuSE...
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/33770.html
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